Cubs vs. Marlins Prediction
After the two teams played in a barnburner on Opening Day, will the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins combine to cash another over tonight?
(951) Chicago Cubs at (952) Miami Marlins
Friday, March 30, 2018
TV: N/A, 7:10 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cubs are -221 money line favorites to beat the Marlins, who have odds of +197 to pull off the upset. As for the total, it currently sits at 8.5 runs.
The Cubs opened as -230 money line favorites but their line dropped to -221, while the Marlins went from +190 up to +197. The total, meanwhile, sits at 8.5 runs after also opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks on today's game are on the Cubs to win on the money line. Meanwhile, 77% of the betting tickets are on the over.
After Ian Happ and Co. rocked Jose Urena yesterday, I have no reason to believe that Chicago's dangerous lineup won't feast on Smith today. Smith would still be in the minors had he not been traded from the Yankees but he's the Marlins' No. 2 starter. Hendricks should fare well against the Marlins but Miami proved Thursday that it can generate runs. The over is now 11-3-2 in the Marlins' last 16 games verus a right-handed starter dating back to last year and is 15-5-2 in their last 22 games overall.
FRIDAY MLB PREDICTION: CUBS/MARLINS OVER 8.5